Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Vacation

Hello everyone!

We here at S.W.A.T  hope that you are all having a fabulous Summer Vacation!!

I know that my summer has been crazy busy! And shows no sign of slowing down, so S.W.A.T will be taking a brief much needed vacation.

Don't worry we will be back in the fall, refreshed and ready to inspire you to create!

Hopefully we will have time to pop in from time to time to share a bit of crafty inspiration this summer.... BUT officially we are on vacation

We will see you in the Fall!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Better late then never :) We Have a Winner!

Hello everyone this summer had been crazy busy!! So I hope that you will for give the late post..... 

BUT We have a few winner to share!!!

As always before we announce our winner we want to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! 

All of your projects are beautiful and we are truly appreciate that you choose to share your ART with us!!

Without further ado..... On to our May Winner!

Sandy please contact us with your information at 

By 07/01/2015 to claim your prize.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Paper Bouquet

Special Ops: 
Paper Flowers
This paper flower bouquet is the latest in bright colors and needs no water.
Check out the tutorial below!
To make these flowers you will need a border punch, washi tape, 3.5 X 10 inch strip of paper, 
4 X 6 inch strip of patterned paper, 1.25 inch paper circle, a large gem, and a bamboo kabob stick.
Step 1.
Stretch washi tape on 3.5x10 inch cardstock.
Punch the length of the paper with the border punch.
Cut 3inch lines between the decorative edges of the punched paper, these will be the petals.
Step 2
 Roll the punched, cut, cardstock into a spiral. Begin with just three petals for the flower center. As you roll the paper be sure to off set the petals so that the flower looks full. The bottom of you flower will look something like this:
Step 3
Cut a 1.5inch circle of cardstock. Pierce a hole in the center, snip a single line from the edge of the circle to the center. Glue the cut edge of the circle back together so that it shapes a cone.
 Step 4
Thread the bamboo stick through the center of the cone, add a glob of hot glue, place gem on top. Be very careful with the flower stem until the glue is completely dry. Place adhesive around the under edge of the cone, thread the stem through the center of the flower. Leave to dry till flower and center/stem are stuck fast.
 Step 5
To cover the awkward look of the flower base fold the 4x6inch strip of paper into a cone. Adhere to base of flower, trim excess.

I put this bouquet of flowers together for my daughters latest musical production. How fun it was to give her something out of the ordinary!

Check my blog Scrappin' Chaos for a list of supplies.

Scrap On!


Saturday, May 16, 2015

May Basic Training-Heat Embossed Resist

Summer is well on its way and in honor of all the May flowers those April showers brought I am sharing a fun resist technique using heat embossing.

Michele here with a super easy background technique.
Here is what you will need:

I used watercolor paper.
Stamp your image with embossing ink and sprinkle with clear embossing powder.  I used Viva Las VegaStamps! high gloss embossing powder.  Now heat it up.
Spray your paper with as many colors as you would like.  I used four Colorations from Art Anthology.
Wipe the color off where is has beaded on the stamped image.  This  one is a VLVS! stamp from a new release,  Wildflower Silhouette
Move the pooling color around and dry with a heat gun.
The Coloration colors used were Waimea Bay, Timeless, Salted Carmel and Guacamole.

You will be able to see the finished card I made with this background over at Viva Las VegaStamps! on May 21.  Visit to check it out.

I hope you are inspired and join us in our challenge drills this month!!  There is a great Spring mood board up right now!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Drill#55 May Flowers

Drill #55

May Flowers!

Mood Board
Projects can be cards, layouts, art journal pages, canvas's or other altered projects.

**All entries must be new, please no back linking.
** Both May Drills will be entered for the prize.
**We are only able to ship within the US and Canada.

As always we really want you to be motivated so the winner will receive a Scrappy Prize Pack (estimated value $20)!!

Now, before you leave make sure you take a look at the S.W.A.T. Teams fabulous creations they have created to inspire you! 


Now its your turn to share your love with us! 

Have fun and link up before the end of the month on the right hand side of the blog, we can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Friday, May 8, 2015


It's that time again!!   We have a few winners to share...

But before we announce the we wanted to say THANK YOU all so much for playing along this month! All of your projects were beautiful and we are truly thankful that you shared your ART with us!!

Now... We have a randomly selected winner from all of the drill entries for the month of April....drumroll please........ 

Please contact us by e-mailimng: with your name and mailing address by April 15th to claim your prize. 

And just for a bit more  scrappy fun I addded a mini scrappy prize for National Scrapbook Day and that winner is.........


Please contact us by e-mailimng: with your name and mailing address by April 15th to claim your prize. 

Please remember we are only able to ship to the US and Canada. 

Thank you so much and see you soon!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbook Day!!!

I am away celebrating National  Scrapbooking Day!!

As I hope you are too!!
I would really love to see  what you are creating this weekend!!
So lets have a little fun and share the love!! Just link up your favorite layout you create this weekend.
*Please only newly created layouts.
** Prizes will only be shipped within the US.
**You have until the end of day Friday May 8th to link up.
Just have fun and share your creativity! 
For your chance to win a scrappy prize pack from me!
And make sure you stop in next Saturday for May's first Drill and our Winners!!

Have a great weekend!!